2JoeA7R2: Looks like the front of a 4x5 view camera with a grip on the side. Very cool.
Maybe, but head on it looks far more like a classic film Hasselblad with a grip on the side :-)
dansclic: Try to shoot oranges and apples, this test will show you had bad the Colors are coming straight out the camera as jpegs.....
'You want us to compare apples and oranges?'
No, just their full-frame equivalents. Nobody important is interested in small-format fruit like apples and oranges.
Frank C.: Apple is losing their way...
Indeed. This seems to be an exercise in turd-polishing.
webber15: Not so "mobile" with all the add'ons...might as well use a real camera...
The designer/maker defines the primary purpose. The user is of course free to use it in any way (s)he wants, but it doesn't change the designer's intended primary function of the device.
I read 'real camera' as a device with the primary purpose of making photographs.
There's a reason the iPhone is not called the iCamera... ;-)
Jefftan: There are lots of rich people in this world, sadly not meQuestion is will I buy this if I am rich? Answer is noLots of lens I would buy if I am rich like Zeiss Batis for Sony FE
Why? the weight. If I can stand the weight which I can't at 400 gram roughly the same weight,12-40 F2.8 would be much more useful although 2 stop slower
Too heavy for *me*. There's no absolute measure of the effect of weight on the user, it's entirely subjective and depends on many factors.
The E-M1 with 12-40 was a great combination, I still miss it - but not its weight :-)
Too true. I had the 12-40, a lovely lens that I recently sold - with reluctance -because of its weight.
Horses for courses. Not everybody has the the same requirements; choice is good.
p5freak: Lets see if it has extreme distortions like the Oly 12mm f2, which have to be software corrected, which is pathetic.
Size. Look at the size (and weight) of the Olympus 12/2.
Micro 4/3 was designed from the ground up to use digital correction as needed to keep lenses small. Not all lenses use it, but most wides do, certainly the 140g 12/2 does. It's a very good lens.
Strange choice of name - sounds like something Edward Scissorhands might need if he's having a bad day.
MikeF4Black: (Only slightly) off topic: I find the (new?) DPR play-on-words pun editorial approach ("waterfail") rather immature and not a pleasure to read at all.
Indeed. Tabloid 'journalism'.
Pat Cullinan Jr: Is the X100T orb-free?
Is acquiring an orb-free example a crapshoot?
Only the X10 had orb issues, its big brother the X100 did not. Fuji chose not to add orbs to any of the later cameras including the current X100T :-)
Biowizard: KUDOS to an amazing man from Imperial College. And thanks for this newsbite - I was hitherto unaware of the OWL, and have now orded two. Possibly to be followed by more, as gifts, experimental platforms, and more.
Stuff Google Cardboard - this is made from real materials.
And if it is true that Mr May likes a silver 6d coin as his plectrum, even more Kudos.
Brian (not May, but Steel, also Imperial College, also a musician)
That would be Dr May to be accurate, but I'm sure he would prefer "Brian" than "Mr May" anyhow :-)
Pitchertaker: Guaranteed to blow your mind..
Now I'm here I have to admit I was thinking more about fat-bottomed girls... in 3D.
Battersea: I just won't comment. Oh I already did. Yeah it's cool.
But it was sufficient incentive to make me add another upvote. I really don't understand humour deficiency syndrome.
Bruce McL: "Processor maker ARM..."
ARM does not make processors. ARM licenses their processor designs to other companies, who make the processors. ARM itself is not a manufacturer.
The specific mention of Apical being 'UK-based' with the deal price quoted in dollars would give me the impression that the aquirer, ARM, were not a UK company.
Indeed. The name was originally an acronym of "Acorn Risc Machine", later changed to "Advanced Risc Machine".
Marcel: Be at the Right Time, Right Place with the Best Camera, Lucky Photographer.
'The more I practice the luckier I get' - a quote from many sources, mainly golphers.
Good photography is like good golf; luck helps but is not a prerequisite.
Kevin Coppalotti: waxed cotton, leaks like a sieve after a few uses.
My experience also: waxed cotton is heavy but more reliably waterproof than Gore-Tex in torrential rain. If it starts to leak after a few years then just re-wax it.
My black wax jacket only cost me £20 though. I certainly wouldn't pay these prices for one.
marc petzold: I think the winner should be LX100 here. It's still the best of the pack, and the focal length of 24-70 with this fast lens is very good, 24-70/2.8 is the most used standard zoom on FF DSLR/DSLM anyway. I'm wondering what a LX200 would offer, if Panasonic would release one. Perhaps a tilted Touchscreen, and new 20 MP Sensor.
I has an R1 many years ago too. Good evf in its day.
Panasonic do themselves no favours with poor evf optics compared with (say) Olympus or Fuji which have optically superb eyepieces. The type of evf chosen by Panasonic certainly doesn't help but good optics would make for a much better user experience.
ThePhilips: Stumbled on a simple explanation how Leica brand works, and why Leicans defend it so hard:
"why people use so many commas . . . ."
Or an ellipsis with spaces and too many dots... ;-)
Grammar correction in a forum is A Bad Idea. It usually bites back.